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Healthcare Reform Updates
DOL Continues to Enforce Mental Health Parity Law
The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) released its annual enforcement report on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) for 2019. According to EBSA, vigorous enforcement of MHPAEA is one of its top enforcement priorities. […]
CMS Issues FAQs on Coronavirus and Essential...
EHB Generally Includes Coverage for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Coronavirus On March 12, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) on essential health benefits (EHB) coverage and the coronavirus (COVID 19). EHB […]
U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to ACA
Supreme Court Will Review ACA’s Constitutionality On March 2, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case involved is Texas v. Azar, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of t […]
HR News Alerts
DOL Issues Regulations for FFCRA Paid Leave
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued temporary regulations to implement the paid leave mandates of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The regulations provide direction for administration of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. […]
CARES Act Includes Changes for Health Plans
Coronavirus Relief Law Includes a Variety of Changes Affecting Health Plans On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law to provide $2.2 trillion in federal funding to address t […]
DOL Provides Guidance on Small Employer Exemption...
New FAQs on the FFCRA Address Small Employer Exemption The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new FAQs that address the small employer exemption to certain paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Sma […]